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What Happens to All the Salt We Dump On the Roads?


Offbeat  (tags: environment, unusual, wildlife )

Marty
- 248 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
Because the freezing point of salty water is a lower temperature than pure water, scattering some salt atop ice or snow can help accelerate the melting process, opening up the roads to traffic that much sooner. It's estimated that more than 22 million ton



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Brad Hunter (26)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 9:03 am
thanks
 

Dale O. (190)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:47 pm
Interesting, we also get the same problem, but even more so in Canada as we have a lot of Winter in this country...a lot of endless Winter, until Spring.
 

Alexandra G. (223)
Monday January 13, 2014, 5:47 am
good article, thank you
 

John Gregoire (255)
Monday January 13, 2014, 6:21 am
It sure kills a lot of vegetation and the insidiuous damge takes a long time to become visible.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday January 13, 2014, 7:11 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Connie O. (42)
Monday January 13, 2014, 7:28 am
I wish they could come up with something that doesn't rust out the vehicles.
 
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